Music of Aretha Franklin – Let Us Break Bread Together

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

Time: 4 pm

Program:

Let Us Break Bread Together
Choral Arr. by Terrance Kelly
Orchestra Arr. by Ellen Hoffman

Oakland Symphony and
Combined Choruses

Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre

Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir

Tidings (a cappella)
Arr. by Kevin Fox and Clare Wheeler

Vocal Rush

Daydreaming
Aretha Franklin
Choral Arr. by Lisa Forkish
Orchestra Arr. by Kyle Athayde

Oakland Symphony and
Oakland Symphony Chorus

Until You Come Back to Me
Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder
Arr. by Claytoven Richardson

Oakland Symphony,
The Best Intentions, and
Oakland Symphony Chorus

Silent Night (as performed by The Temptations)
Arr. by Claytoven Richardson

Oakland Symphony and
The Best Intentions

The Little Drummer Boy
Harry Simeone, Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati
Arr. by Ben Heveroh

Oakland Symphony and
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah 
George Frideric Handel

Oakland Symphony and Combined Choruses

INTERMISSION

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson

Oakland Symphony

Stars
Ēriks Ešenvalds

Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir

Ain’t Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around)
Traditional
Arr. by Matt Wong

Oakland Symphony and
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Spirit in the Dark (a capella)
Aretha Franklin
Arr. by Lisa Forkish

Vocal Rush

Think (The Blues Brothers version)
Aretha Franklin & Teddy White
Choral Arr. by Lisa Forkish
Orchestra Arr. by Brian Adam McCune

Oakland Symphony,
Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir,
and Vocal Rush

Spanish Harlem
Jerry Leiber & Phil Spector
Arr. by Ellen Hoffman

Oakland Symphony, Tiffany Austin,
and Oakland Symphony Chorus

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman 
Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler
Orchestra Arr. by Brian Adam McCune

Oakland Symphony and
Tiffany Austin

Respect
Otis Redding
Choral Arr. by Katy Stephan
Orchestra Arr. by Jonathan Seiberlich

Oakland Symphony, Tiffany Austin,
The Best Intentions, and Combined Choruses

Michael Morgan

Music Director & Conductor

Lynne Morrow

Chorus Director

Tiffany Austin

vocal

Ellen Hoffman

pianist/composer

Oakland Symphony Chorus

Adam Theis, Jazz Mafia

Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

The Best Intentions

Vocal Rush

a cappella ensemble

Michael Morgan’s “inspired, multifarious, musical bash” (SF Classical Voice, 2017) draws its energy this year from the inspiring power of Aretha Franklin. Special guests abound in this annual rollicking holiday party.

NEW EVENT– After the concert, join us for a catered, holiday bash! Get your Break Bread Dinner tickets here

Approximate concert length: 2 hours, including one intermission

Premium $70
Standard $50
Economy $25
Youth under 18 $15
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Break Bread Dinner: